Shaw Heights, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Shaw Heights, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Shaw Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,120 as of July 1, 2015. Shaw Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shaw Heights is located at latitude 39.8575 and longitude -105.0391 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Shaw Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,449 feet.

The Shaw Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583295) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shaw Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Shaw Heights Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map

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Shaw Heights, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,120
Population in Households 5,120
Population in Familes 4,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7,309
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,712
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 1,264
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,144 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 568 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $213,066
Average Home Value $212,489
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,257
Average Household Income $70,919
Per Capita Income $24,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.01% 0.07%
Households 0.09% 0.13%
Families -0.31% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Shaw Heights, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaw Heights to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 77th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 170 63rd
Per Capita Income # 312 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.